Yeah, I was reading about all the lawsuits last night. Atari turned into a whiney patent troll after Sam took over, from what I understand / remember. So sad from a company who has made products I have loved since the 2600 days.
I always wondered... why JTS? I mean going from the greatest video game maker to merge with a hard drive manufacturer? One that I had never even heard of until the merger? I knew one dude who had a JTS drive afterward and it died on him a week after he defragged it 14 times in one night... (funny story about that perhaps for another time...)
Probably wouldn't have went that way if they weren't so strapped for cash. They had to do anything and everything to stay afloat as it was and definitely needed the cash and clearly that worked in their favor of $90-million. You're right. How JTS was even in the midst of it all doesn't make sense but they had been around for a little while. We actually had JTS listed on our RMA sheet at the PC shop I worked for back in the 90s but never used it because we never actually had or used any drives from them. They too were quick to go under shortly afterwards in 97 or 98 IIRC.